Whitney Signs:
America Is Hard to See

THU, Sep 24, 2015
6–8 pm

Floor Five

Experience the Whitney’s world renowned collection of modern and contemporary American art in American Sign Language. Join us for a free tour in American Sign Language of America Is Hard to See led by an expert Deaf educator without voice interpretation. The tour begins at 7 pm, with a pre-tour wine and cheese reception from 6–7 pm in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center.

Delving deep into the Whitney’s holdings, America Is Hard to See examines the themes, ideas, beliefs, visions, and passions that have preoccupied and galvanized American artists over the past one hundred and fifteen years. Reflecting the way artists think and work, all mediums are presented together without hierarchy. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown before will appear alongside familiar icons, in a conscious effort to challenge assumptions about the American art canon.

Admission to the tour and reception is free with RSVP. A limited number of spaces are available for ASL students to observe.